Retail Salespersons

Prospects: Very Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth

Sell merchandise, such as furniture, motor vehicles, appliances, or apparel to consumers. Excludes "Cashiers" (41-2011).

Number of positions

2012: 120,650    2014: 125,240

Annual job postings

New: 2,290    Replacement: 3,710
(Total: 6,000)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
Less than high school

Work experience:

On-the-job training:
Short-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.